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93 st185 resurrection

Postby Rad » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:05 am

I left her parked for at least a year. She started around 4 months ago, drove her around the block a few times, and now, she will crank but won't start. I put a new battery but don't know where to start with diagnostics. There are no check engine lights. Thanks in advance..
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Re: 93 st185 resurrection

Postby underscore » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:37 pm

Start with the basics, do you have fuel and spark?
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Re: 93 st185 resurrection

Postby Rad » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:36 am

fuel, yes...
spark? How would I check? I apologize but my car knowledge is rudimentary at best. How do I remove the intercooler?
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Re: 93 st185 resurrection

Postby FC Zach » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:52 am

Remove pump relay/fuse, pull any plug wire (at plug end), place grounded plug in end, and have someone crank motor while you check for spark.

I'm no help with the OE intercooler, I have a front mount.

Edit: I recommend pulling a plug from the motor as opposed to using a spare plug to check for spark. This way you can visually check the condition of the plug and see if it appears wet with unburned fuel.
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Re: 93 st185 resurrection

Postby FC Zach » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:04 am

Rad wrote:fuel, yes...


Specifically, fuel pressure.
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Re: 93 st185 resurrection

Postby audiodjmp77 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:07 am

With regards to the top mount, there are 4 bolts iirc (2 at the front, 2 at the back), that remove the plastic covering. Under there, there are 3 bolts (1 at the front, 1 by the alternator and 1 by the intake) and after them, loosen the pipework and the top mount should come out

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Re: 93 st185 resurrection

Postby underscore » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:05 am

FC Zach wrote:Edit: I recommend pulling a plug from the motor as opposed to using a spare plug to check for spark. This way you can visually check the condition of the plug and see if it appears wet with unburned fuel.


I'd suggest the opposite, at least initially. Use a spare plug and wire to check for spark, if the spare has spark then take the intercooler off and check the actual plugs. But if the spare doesn't have spark then you've got other problems and you can save the intercooler removal for the time being.
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Re: 93 st185 resurrection

Postby FC Zach » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:16 am

underscore wrote:But if the spare doesn't have spark then you've got other problems and you can save the intercooler removal for the time being.


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